There are 5 special network areas for file storage, backup, or sharing. Users with FACS network accounts running Windows will see these as the M, P, Q, T, and V drives, depending on what department you are in or class you're taking.
*NOTE* The V Drive is only available to the students and faculty of the Furnishings and Interiors class.
The Home Directory or M drive is for personal file storage, is backed up to tape daily, and has a quota of 1000 Megabytes (1 Gigabyte).
The P drive is useful for working on files that are associated with your department, is backed up to tape daily, and each departmental area has a 10 Gigabyte quota. Your P drive will not show the Departmental folders, but rather the contents of files and folder in your Department. If you need to have folders created in your P drive for collaboration purposes, ask your Office Manager or send a request to email@example.com
The Extension server is seen as the Q drive, available to Cooperative Extension personnel and is backed up daily.
The Temporary storage area is seen as the T drive, is not backed up to tape, and has a quota of 10 Gigabytes. Also, the contents of the T: drive are deleted every Sunday night.
It may help to remember the drives if you think of HoMe, DePartmental, and Temporary.
For the Q: drive, you'll have to create your own mnemonic.